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SynthScaper has arrived

Today Igor Vasiliev (creator of FieldScaper and SoundScaper) brings us another synth specifically for experiments and soundscapes, and I’m betting that this is going to be just as interesting in terms of sound design as his other apps.

Here’s what to expect from SynthScaper:

Synthesizer specially designed for creating and experiments with ambient soundscapes in wide range from noises to melodic instruments and everything in between.

You can construct melodic pads or atonal soundscapes from different kind of built-in or downloaded samples by using all power of multi-layered oscillators, chains of filters and effects, envelope generators and low frequency oscillators. Or just use predefined scenes and creating your own scenes from library of oscillators presets.

Very flexible settings of each module give you a great opportunity for creating unique and colorful sounding from usual instruments or natural samples and adding automated changes and spatial effects for an endless variations. Different ways of assigning screen and MIDI keyboards to the oscillators provide very advanced features to control the sound. The on-screen keyboard is adapted to create special effects and varying the continuous textures and drones.

Main features:

  • Three independent oscillators.
  • Three layers with own samples in each oscillator.
  • Six voices in each layer.
  • Six envelope generators.
  • Six low frequency oscillators.
  • Separate arpeggiator for each oscillator.
  • General processing of level, balance, LPF, HPF for each layer.
  • Three additional slots for filters and effects after each oscillator.
  • Set of different kind of filters and effect modules.
  • Spatial mixer with two different sound space.
  • Screen keyboard adapted for continuous drones and soundscapes.
  • Predefined set of keyboard scales and custom scales.
  • Full screen, double and split features for screen keyboard.
  • Options of screen keyboard for pitch, continuous, modify, velocity.
  • Supports for two virtual and two MIDI keyboards at the same time.
  • Flexible assigning keyboards and controls to the oscillators.
  • Two main effects controls can combine several parameters.
  • Uploading samples thru Dropbox, Web access, clipboard.
  • Auto and manual tuning of samples with frequency analyzer.
  • Set of predefined and ready-to-use scenes and presets.
  • Built-in library of samples of instruments, synths, noises, etc.
  • Detailed application description.
  • Inter-App audio compatible (with transport and BPM controls).
  • Supports Audiobus with “State Saving” feature.

SynthScaper will be constantly developed and next version will have even more sounds, effects and features.

Requirements:

Recommended at least iPhone 6 / iPad Mini 4 / iPad Air 2 and higher.

You can find more details about SynthScaper on the website:

http://motion-soundscape.blogspot.com

SynthScaper is available on the app store at the special launch price of $9.99:

 

Preview video:

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FieldScaper 1.7 drops and is worth checking out

FieldScaper is a pretty innovative app, and from a developer who brings us new and unusual concepts. To see it continually evolve and improve is nothing short of a delight. This update adds new options to the field recorder which is the one of main parts of FieldScaper specially designed for recording and editing samples, noises and environmental sounds. Also in this update:

  • Improved automatic gain control for recorder.
  • Marking sample on minimum points of level for cutting.
  • Additional editor option – Filter and Normalizer.
  • Additional editor option – Undo operation.
  • Selecting part of sample during playback as effect.
  • MIDI controls for selecting part of sample.
  • Individual or group LFO for each effect parameter.
  • Inverting LFO value for each parameter.
  • LFO rate defined in seconds or beats with BPM sync.
  • Sync BPM with main or alter MIDI device or thru IAA.
  • Several new presets added.
  • Built-in description updated.
  • Minor bug fixes.

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FieldScaper 1.6 is here

Here’s what’s new in FieldScaper 1.6:

  • Added several new presets.
  • Added band stop filter option in filter section.
  • Anti-aliasing filter in clock control section.
  • Turning off ring modulator in distortion section.
  • Small improvements of audio engine.
  • New color schemes for user interface.
  • Built-in description updated.
  • Minor bug fixes.

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Video: FieldScaper live improvisation with MIDI controller

Video description:

“What were used in this setup (more details): http://motion-soundscape.blogspot.com… FieldScaper – Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor”

Video published by Igor Vasiliev.

FieldScaper on the app store:

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FieldScaper 1.5 is yet another brilliant update for this innovative experimental app

If you don’t know FieldScaper already then this is something you should probably correct. This is a really interesting and experimental app for recording and version 1.5 brings a lot of new functionality. Here’s what’s new:

  • Full screen recorder / sample editor for iPhone landscape.
  • Supported Dropbox service for download and upload files.
  • Improved Inter-App Audio support as Musical Instrument and Effect.
  • Supported Inter-App Audio MIDI connection, BPM and transport controls.
  • List of assignable MIDI controls divided by categories.
  • Direct, Pick-up and Scaling modes for faders with MIDI controller.
  • Sending states of buttons and faders for display state on MIDI controller.
  • Improved automatic start for mode “Loop A” in the looper.
  • Improved user interface for built-in description.
  • Updated description of the application.
  • Several minor bugs have been fixed.

Fieldscaper on the app store:

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FieldScaper 1.4 arrives

FieldScaper 1.4 brings lots of new stuff to this awesome experimental app. Here’s what’s new:

  • New user interface of the Looper mode specially designed for real-time controls.
  • Four different modes of processing audio from external sources (include IAA and AB).
  • Assignable buttons for quick select presets in the Looper mode.
  • Assignable buttons for quick select samples for oscillators.
  • New square waveform added for LFOs.
  • Option for random modulation of all waveforms in LFO.
  • The main effect value can be inverted for different parameters.
  • New controls for High and Low cutoff filters on the input.
  • Stop recording time when input signal below threshold.
  • Several new sound mangling presets.
  • Updated description of the application.
  • Description in single PDF available on application site.
  • Fixed bug in editing MP3 files.
  • Several minor bugs have been fixed.